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Published on January 2nd, 2018 | by Andrew Bistak

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Justice League Official Collector’s Edition Book Review

Justice League Official Collector’s Edition Book Review Andrew Bistak
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Summary: Justice League Official Collector’s Edition provides some much needed insight into the film.

4.5

Heroic


I have a love hate relationship with the Justice League film and although I’m a huge fan of the comics, the story, villain and heavily overused CGI did leave a sour taste in my mouth after watching this movie. Speaking of mouths, the computer effects used to remove Henry Cavill’s mustache on the re-shoots was truly heinous. Although not all bad, the cast and costumes were good and the lighter tone of the film was still far superior then Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. So yeah…  I WANTED to like the film but it had issues.

A Mother Box is an all-powerful, indestructible, technological cube that can also teleport a bunch of aliens to Earth from another world
– Ben Affleck

However I digress and quite a bit mind you as I’m here to write about the new Justice League Official Collector’s Edition hardcover book from Titan. This 96-page deluxe collector’s edition celebrates the film with informative text and beautiful images from the film, behind the scenes and some stunning concept art that helped bring the world of DC Comics to the big screen. Complementing this are insightful interviews from the main cast such as Ben Affleck (Batman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) to its supporting cast which includes actors like Amy Adam (Lois Lane) and Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth). It even has pages about the comic characters themselves, including their origins which is a great comparison for those wanting to know more.

And thus is born this weird figure of the dark
– The Comic Book Origins Of… Bruce Wayne – Batman

The Justice League Official Collector’s Edition is split into the following sections;

  • The Story So Far
  • MAIN CAST INTERVIEWS
    Ben Affleck
    Gal Gadot
    Jason Momoa
    Ezra Miller
    Ray Fisher
    Henry Cavill
  • BEHIND THE SCENES
    The Producers
    Batman’s Vehicles
    Costumes
    Aquaman’s World
    Cyborg’s World
    The Flash’s Pad
    The Parademons
    Gotham City
    Outtakes
  • SUPPORTING CASE INTERVIEWS
    J.K. Simmons
    Amy Adams
    Jeremy Irons
    Joe Morton
    Ciaran Hinds
  • COMIC ORIGIN FEATURES
    Batman
    Wonder Woman
    Aquaman
    The Flash
    Cyborg
    Superman
    Justice League

Where this book shined for me where the pages on the main characters themselves, including the intricate costumes that the actors wore in the movie such as Ezra Miller’s the Flash or Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. Furthermore, this well-presented book from Titan boasts some strong publication values which not only makes this quite a sturdy hardcover but the paper stock used helps bring the images to life, particularly those of the real-world actors as these fictional super heroes. Another interesting element of this book is the information adds some additional light onto the story, including the rather ho-hum villain Steppenwolf who definitely looks better on paper.

Aquaman is just starting on this gigantic arc thsat’s going to continue on for [possibly] another 10 years…
– Jason Momoa

Final Thoughts?

If you enjoyed the film Justice League which in my opinion is far superior than Star Wars the Last Jedi, this book makes for the perfect compendium as it gives the reader another look at the movie, including some interesting behind the scenes information plus comic book history. The writing in the book is a little simple at times, however given that this title is all-ages, it is understandable.

We get to see where the Justice League gets together in the Batcave. And it’s pretty slick.
– Deborah Snyder

All in all, it’s another great book from Titan that is distributed in Australia by New South Books and is one for the fans!

Book details

  • ISBN-13: 9781785863271
  • ISBN-10: 1785863274
  • Publisher: Titan Comics
  • Distributor: New South Books
  • Publish Date: November 2017
  • Page Count: 98
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.19 pounds


About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.



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